One of the more interesting quotes is attributed to David Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister during World War I.
“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps”.
A case in point was the dramatically different approach adopted by Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians while chasing targets during the two back-to-back super overs on Sunday night.
The Punjab team sent their biggest hitter — Chris Gayle — and dealt in boundaries. The Mumbai team, by contrast, neither sent in their biggest hitters nor tried to hit clean boundaries.
It appeared Mumbai — who were chasing half the runs that Punjab eventually chased in the second super over — hoped that singles ought to do it so why strain themselves. End result: They failed to make 6 runs in 6 balls, all the while as their biggest gun — Kieron Pollard — was sitting in the shed with his pads on.
This newsletter (if you haven’t subscribed click here), of course, is about the Indian economy but here too the story has been eerily similar.
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